Biographic movie of the witty, overachieving, hot-tempered Rudy Giuliani, spaning from his rising days as a New York district attorney in the early 1980's to his marriage to part-time actress Donna Hanover, to his candicies for mayor of New York City and his controversial methods to tackle the city's crime and urban problems, as well as his romance with his assistant Cristyne Lategano which lead to the failure of his marriage, to his battle with prostate cancer, all leading up to the terrible day of September 11, 2001 which Guiliani himself narrowly escaped death after suicide terrorists hijacked and crashed two passenger airliners into the twin World Trade Center towers leading to their collapse in which Guiliani's toughness and spirited personality help calm the city's residents to face the chaos on that day which made him a national hero. Written by
He divided a city. He united a nation.
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Did You Know?
Despite being credited, Stanley Weiser
claims that his entire script was thrown out at the request of James Woods
and replaced by one written by an uncredited Lionel Chetwynd
a well known politically conservative screenwriter, to make it more pro-Giuliani. See more
In the scene where Giuliani is telling his wife about going after the crime bosses, as she approaches, he lifts up the cigar in his left hand, but in the next shot, the hand with the cigar is back on the table and never lifts it up. See more
[Taking over in the NYC US Attorney's office.
My name is Rudolph Giuliani. I've wanted this job for a long time. To me, there is no greater prize than US Prosecutor for the Southern District of New York City. This office should be the crown jewel of the United States Justice Department... but it is not. And why? Because you have gotten fat. You are lazy prima donnas, spending 2 and 3 years on cases you are never gonna make. If there's anyone in this room who thinks otherwise, please speak up. ...